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Posts made in April, 2013

Friendly Reminder: Get Thee to LinkedIn

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized, Work and Career | 0 comments

This one’s mostly for my friends and peer group, but applies to anyone really who hasn’t yet built up their LinkedIn and is wondering if they should get one. Yes, you should. Come join me. As my job search starts off, I’m spending at least an hour a week going over my LinkedIn profile—adding classes and experiences, updating and linking my network to my current projects, and just staring at my completed resume going, “Hmm…not bad, actually.” At least some of this is ego, and...

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Hanging Up My Shingle

Posted by on Apr 28, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized, Work and Career, Writing | 0 comments

The semester is almost over, I’m graduating, and I’ve decided to give myself a few more months in D.C. searching for a job in the field. It’s a decision I’m very excited about, but in the meantime it means I’ll be living on my own without a regular paycheck in a not-inexpensive urban environment. To stretch my savings, I’m offering my services as a manuscript doctor, offering developmental critique of novels and short stories. I’ve done critiques for...

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Madwoman, Architect, Carpenter, Judge–the personalities of writing

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized, Work and Career, Writing | 0 comments

Madwoman, Architect, Carpenter, Judge–the personalities of writing

This week my internship brought me to the Writing Staycation at the Writer’s Center of Bethesda, where my supervisor, Zahara Heckscher, is leading a dedicated group of writers on a 9-5 retreat with the goal of sharing ideas, considering mission and goals of writing, and most importantly getting some words down on the page. While I’m there to perform a number of internship duties (the staff at Trader Joe’s are becoming familiar with me) and to assist with the...

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Dancing Memorials

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Yesterday my blog post was about getting a dose of perspective. It came before events that offered yet another sort of perspective…and pushed me to work on this post, which has sat in my drafts for over a month now. There’s a story I’m not certain I will ever be able to write. The title is “Dancing Memorials”. For a time I thought of it as science fiction, because everything I write is science fiction or fantasy, but then I stopped thinking of it as a story that...

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Three doses of perspective

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized, Work and Career | 0 comments

In order to make up for internship days missed while in Ghana, I worked 4 days last week instead of the usual two (class being canceled). Not only did I have plenty to catch up on, this was the week I also got to visit some consultations with my supervisor and join the other office interns for a personal sharing workshop–the kind of thing you only can get at an internship in the creative arts! Three statistics stood out this week and offered a healthy dose of perspective to my young,...

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List: What’s surprised me most about Ghana

Posted by on Apr 13, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

When I was younger, and I wasn’t sure what to write but I knew I wanted to write something, I would make lists–to keep my thoughts in order, to generate some brainstorming, to summarize or highlight my ideas. I have a jumble of ideas and memories from Ghana, so one way to sort them out–and give a preliminary taste of my trip–is to give you a list. A list of the things that most surprised me on my first trip abroad: *The Handshake. One of my classmates had spent the...

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WolfSongs 2 is EPIC’s 2013 Best Anthology!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

WolfSongs 2 is EPIC’s 2013 Best Anthology!

Another exciting piece of news I missed sharing while I was away. WolfSongs 2, a collection of science fiction and fantasy incorporating wolves of all sorts–from the mythological to shapeshifters to metaphorical–has won EPIC 2013’s award for best anthology. This second volume in a popular series (and the origin of the name of my publisher, WolfSinger) contains my fantasy not-exactly-romance “The Loving and Keeping of Wolves,” which...

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Daughters of Icarus released!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Daughters of Icarus released!

One of the exciting things I was away from (doing even more exciting things, so I can’t be too sorry) was the release of Pink Narcissus Press’s feminist science fiction anthology, Daughters of Icarus. This collection of stories exploring future possibilities of sex and gender includes my piece, “Two Rivers”. As ForeWord Reviews has it: In “Two Rivers,” by Therese Arkenberg, researchers travel to a planet to study people whose unusual characteristics include a third...

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I’m Home!

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

And extremely jetlagged! I arrived back in the states at 5 am yesterday, landing at JFK in New York, and was in D.C. by noon. I spent most of yesterday clearing through the 300+ emails that had built up over the trip, some of them bearing good news I’ll have to share later! Most of my energy went towards replying to notes from family and friends, before I logged off, ate an early dinner, and managed to stumble to bed before falling asleep in my dessert. I’ve drafted some blog posts...

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